Some dire news this week about plants that’re native to New England. Many — 1 in 5 – are endangered. That’s according to a report […]
The Springfield Historical Commission has approved MGM’s plans for three properties on the site of its future downtown casino. But a proposal for a fourth property was defeated Thursday Night–twice.
This winter will eventually end — the calendar turns the page to Spring on March 19th — but the spring thaw may come even sooner. […]
Most license plates carry a seemingly random mix of letters and numbers. But what if you threw a star, a diamond or a heart in […]
Education experts have long worried about the lost instructional time, but prior research got this wrong, says Harvard Kennedy School professor Joshua Goodman.
A surprising result in a new study finds that plants not originally from the United States, called non-natives, are more widespread than native plants. Bethany […]
Massachusetts education officials today will start a several day visit at Holyoke’s public schools. Students there have been underperforming on standardized tests for years. This week’s observations will help the state determine whether to put the district in receivership.
Among the flurry of bills signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick before he left office, was legislation offering band parents the option to have their […]
Rebels in Paradise is the title of a book by historian Bruce Laurie. He traces the steps that five 19th century men took in establishing a […]
With the extremely cold weather, many homeless shelters in New England have been at capacity all week.
With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.
So-called "Death With Dignity" measures that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a doctor-prescribed life-ending drug are under consideration in Massachusetts and
A report compiled by The Boston Globe ranks median incomes of cities and towns across Massachusetts: both highest and lowest. Making the top ten of the lowest median incomes are five Western Massachusetts communities: Springfield, Holyoke, Monterey, Southbridge and Orange. Not one Western Massachusetts city or town is in the top twenty of highest median incomes.